MaxSteel Metal Buildings FAQ
Choosing the right roof style is the starting point for designing your carport, garage or other style of metal building. It’s important to consider the specific area you plan to locate your structure and whether you can expect some snow load or harsh weather, or even the types of trees nearby and the debris they may drop. A vertical roof style which promotes easier drainage might be best if any of those conditions exist. If those concerns don’t exist for you, then either a regular or boxed eave roof will work just fine. It all depends on how you want the building to look.
MaxSteel Buildings can create a 60’ single span commercial building. If you need wider than that, a lean-to can be added to each side, but if added to a commercial structure…they would also have to be commercial quality and would need guidance from the home office engineering team to provide an accurate price.
MaxSteel Buildings can build to any length, although individual panels run 35’ foot long, so horizontal panels longer than 35’ will have seams. However, lengths of 200’ or more will require guidance from our engineer to ensure structural integrity and local building code requirements.
Our building heights are measured by the side (wall or post) height. The tallest side height we offer is 16feet. The roof peek will naturally be taller, but the total height depends on the chosen width of the building due to our standard 3/12 roof pitch
MaxSteel Buildings do not have to be installed on a concrete pad unless the structure is over 30′ wide. The site base depends on the building size, features, the location, and the customer’s specific needs. Most buildings can be installed on concrete, gravel, leveled land or asphalt. No certified building can be installed on wood of any kind.
Your concrete needs to be no smaller than the same width and length of the building. It can be poured wider and longer than the frame size of your purchased structure. MaxSteel Buildings does not give advice nor drawings regarding concrete.
No…MaxSteel Buildings does not pour or contract the pouring of concrete pads. This is exclusively the responsibility of the customer.
Our buildings are constructed with the highest quality materials and built to meet each municipality’s wind and snow loads, according to codes. Certification is the standard for every building. Customers need to know the laws and code regulations in the area where the building will be placed and request generic engineered drawings, if necessary. Every MaxSteel building is certified with the exception of Greenhouse buildings.
Changes are not possible after the fabrication of the building begins.
Before the scheduled date of your carport building installation, you need to make sure the ground is level, the foundation is set, the area is cleared of debris and the crew has room to work around the building. A MaxSteel Buildings representative will contact you to obtain photos of the installation area to ensure that it is level, safe and there is enough room for our crew to work. Our installation crew will deliver and assemble your carport and use magnetic rollers to sweep the assembly area to pick up most loose screws.
It is best if the site is level to within 4” of total slope, but MaxSteel Buildings can install on unlevel ground, but there will be on-site charges applied for the extra labor and materials needed. We highly recommend consulting your local dealer, showing photographs of the location and working with the MaxSteel Buildings home office if the job site is not level so that disappointing surprises can be avoided.
Additions can be made to your building, but only if the existing structure was made by MaxSteel Buildings. Please consult your local dealer to see if the addition meeting the minimum purchase required for free delivery and installation.
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MaxSteel sells metal workshop buildings through an extensive network of local dealers across numerous MidWest and Southern States, including Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia, East Virginia, Mississippi, Florida, and southern Illinois and Indiana. Our dealers are ready to help you design and purchase your ideal steel building at competitive prices that include delivery and installation.